Del Mar News & Announcements

These announcements and Press Releases are updated frequently. For Stable Notes and other race-related news, you can read our Stable News.

Popular "Ship and Win" Program Back for 10th Del Mar Season; Additional 20% Bonus Applies to All Summer Starts

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020   (1 year ago)
Billy Batts, a “Ship and Win” winner in 2019 © Benoit Photo The highly successful “Ship and Win” program is back for its 10th season at Del Mar with its guaranteed bonus package and purse...

Del Mar Shifts Opening Day to July 10; Will Race on Friday - Sunday Summer Schedule

Thursday, May 28th, 2020   (1 year ago)
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today its intention to begin the 2020 summer race meet on July 10 and employ a three-day-a-week race schedule pending the approval of the California Horse Racing Board at...

Del Mar Fall Meeting Sets Record Handle Numbers

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (1 year ago)
Despite losing two racing days to a pair of winter-like storms, Del Mar completed its sixth fall race meeting on a series of high notes that included a stellar final weekend with terrific turf racing,...

Single Ticket Winner Cashes for $428,459 in Del Mar's Pick Six

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Impossible Task © Benoit Photo A single ticket holder cashed big at Del Mar Saturday afternoon when their $128 Pick Six ticket came in for a $428,459 payoff. The wager was made through the TwinSpires...

Del Mar Confirms It Will Race Friday as Storm Clears

Friday, November 29th, 2019   (1 year ago)
With blue skies and sunshine making a local comeback, Del Mar officials confirmed Friday morning that its planned nine-race card would be conducted as scheduled this afternoon with first post set for 12:30 p.m. The...

Smith Stands at the Threshold of Grade I Stakes Record

Friday, November 29th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Mike Smith By Hank Wesch Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has 215 Grade I stakes victories in his career, one short of tying the retired Jerry Bailey for the wins recorded at the highest-level...

Del Mar Cancels Thanksgiving Card Due to Inclement Weather; Racing Set for Friday and a Stakes-Packed Weekend

Sunday, November 24th, 2019   (1 year ago)
With inclement weather predicted to bring substantial rain on Wednesday and Thursday of the coming week, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club proactively cancelled its scheduled Thanksgiving Day race card as part of its continuing emphasis on...

Single Ticket Worth $182,619 in Del Mar's Saturday Pick Six

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019   (1 year ago)
Takeo © Benoit Photo A single Pick Six ticket was worth a husky $182,619 Saturday at Del Mar as the exotic bet and its Jackpot Carryover was hit for the first time on Day 9...

Del Mar Is One Gnarly Place To Work for Surfin' Starter Slender

Friday, November 22nd, 2019   (1 year ago)
Starter Jay Slender sends another field out of the gate. © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch “If everybody had an ocean, across the USA, then everybody’d be surfin’ like Californi-a…” -The Beach Boys, Surfin’ USA...